Golf legend Jack Nicklaus on Sunday said that he and his wife Barbara tested positive for the coronavirus back in March and both recovered.
The 80-year-old Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 major titles, revealed the experience on the television broadcast of the US PGA Tour’s Memorial tournament, which Nicklaus hosts at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
“He said his wife had no virus symptoms, while he dealt with a sore throat and cough from March 13 “until we were done with it” more than a month later”
“It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” said Nicklaus, who noted that he and his wife, both 80, are at an “at-risk age” for more serious COVID-19 symptoms.
“Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families. We were just a couple of the lucky ones.”